With the calendar year drawing to a close, Honda Genuine Fire Power Honda and Fire Power Honda would like to reflect on such a successful international season. The past four months have been particularly prosperous for our ‘red riders’ with success garnered across the globe thanks to Ken Roczen, Justin Brayton, Dean Wilson, Max Anstie and Wilson Todd. What a wild ride!
Taking the SX1 title in the FIM World Supercross Championship will always hold a special place in the team’s heart, especially as the feat was achieved with the one of the most incredible athletes in the sport’s history. To work with Ken Roczen to achieve a mutual goal was an honor and the awareness that he brought to the team was invaluable, as was the experience shared. We were humbled by the way that he appreciated our efforts and wish him well for the future. Although our tenure was short, winning a world title and the Paris Supercross (against factory riders no less) made it quite the ride!
Justin Brayton put the Honda Genuine Racing CRF450R on the podium in Paris against factory full time AMA supercross racers, he also captured his fifth Australian Supercross Championship. The team admits that Justin helped open the door with Roczen and genuinely appreciate it.
Max Anstie raced our CRF250R to second place in the SX2 class in the FIM World Supercross Championship and showed some superb speed – he was so close to gold! Luckily, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to go for wins when the new racing season fires into life. There was outdoor success for us as well, as we stepped into the Pro Motocross season with Anstie for the first time and raced to a pair of top-five finishes at the most difficult round on the calendar in Southwick. Again, so much was learned and that information will only benefit our riders in the coming months.
To complete such an incredible season, we sat down with Roczen’s wife Courtney and Brayton’s wife Paige to provide a very different perspective on the sport and their husbands. There is no denying that both guys are phenomenal competitors, but they work just as hard away from the events to provide for their families and inspire their children. Sitting down with some of the most talented and grounded women in supercross was an honor and, after collecting three hours of footage, we made this forty-minute documentary to shed a different light on the sport that we all love so much.
Ken Roczen: “Although my stint with this team was short, I will always cherish our time and how much we achieved. To see how much winning the FIM World Supercross Championship meant to everyone was really special – winning the Paris Supercross was the cherry on top as well!”
Justin Brayton: “Getting to compete for Yarrive again was very exciting for me. We have had a lot of success in the past and continued that this year by finishing third in the Paris Supercross, as well as winning the SX1 title in Australia. It was a great way to finish off a busy and emotional year.”